Coronavirus in Los Angeles county
Dear MUSIC TEACHER LA Families,
As you are aware, L.A. county is getting ready to take preventive measures in the wake of the current global health issue, although the county is still considered at overall low risk.
Please know that students’ and teachers’ health and safety are our priorities.
The Coronavirus is believed to be spread person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The children do not get sick, but can carry and transmit the virus.
We will continue sending you substitute teachers when your current instructors would feel sick- be that a cold, a cough, or any other bacterial or viral disease. We further suggested our teachers to wash and sanitize hands before and after each lesson.
We’d like to remind you, especially the families whose children are with nannies during the day, to check on the health of your children prior to scheduled lessons and call our office to cancel if your kids feel sick.
We will email you the digital make up lessons within 48 hours.
From what we know today about Coronavirus (although the reports about COVID-19 change day to day): If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
Also, it was announced that the virus can survive on the surfaces up to 3 days. That means, the books your kids bring from public libraries, the cash you exchange in stores, purses/backpacks you carry around potentially can spread the virus.
Please take the preventive measures and sanitize with a bleach solution.
We received phone calls from more parents asking about potential remote music lessons that do not include digital make ups. The answer is Yes! We offer online lessons via Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts and WhatsApp applications.
Students who have been prepared for the state exams, auditions, colleges have often been utilizing this feature when adding desirable instructors to their schedules.
If you or a member of your family is immunocompromised or simply worry about the current spread of Coronavirus, our teachers are ready to teach online. Our office will provide support and training to instructors who have not taught online before to ensure that your or your child’s lessons will continue to be outstanding.
I’m overwhelmed at the number of students who came through the word of mouth this year. My deepest thanks to all of you for the continuous support in insuring that MUSIC TEACHER LA remains a successful and thriving music school in Los Angeles. Your generous help is admirable and highly appreciated! You will receive $50 on your account for every referred student who will sign up with MUSIC TEACHER LA.
The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days.
The symptoms of fever, cough (especially dry cough) and shortness of breath might appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Here’s the popular advice circulating in the social media lately “from Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases”: Everyone should ensure your mouth and throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of warm water every 15 minutes. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don’t drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That’s very dangerous.
So, stay hydrated!
Olesya MacNeil | President